Saturday Training: 4-21-07 Halawa Ridge to the Summit

Aloha Athletes !   

This Saturday we have another secret training ground of Gordon Lau’s to explore. If you have never run this trail, I highly recommend it.

Here’s the plan: Halawa Ridge Trail to the Summit

Meeting time: 5:50 am

Starting time: 6:00 am

Meeting place: The end of Iwaena Street in the back of Halawa Valley. Parking is along the road and on a Saturday is not a problem.

Training: We will go under H-3 and climb up to the ridge on the Diamond Head side of H-3. The trail follows the ridge all the way back to the Pali cliff’s edge overlooking the Kaneohe side of the H-3 tunnels.

Distance: 7 – 8 miles one-way. Round trip is 14-16 miles.

Time: Plan 5 – 6-1/2 hours roundtrip

What to bring: Lots of water (72 oz. minimum), enough for the time on the trail and something to eat at the summit and along the way. You might consider carry water extra and dropping some along the way since it is an out and back. Sunscreen.The trail was maintained recently by the Hawaiian Trail and Mountain Club, however near the summit there are Uluhe fern and it can scratch ankles. Camera, great shots from the summit if it is clear.

It’s all good training!

Aloha, Bob

P.S. If your looking for some road training, Badwater Don has a 50+ miler planned. Contact him, as I am sure he’d welcome the company for any part of it.